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When i was a little girl,I used to believe that people went skiing on the moon.It seemed to me that the moon was a perfect place for skiing,and I could even see the mountains covered in snow.Still,it never occured to me to even imagine how those people got there.Hm...I begin to wonder...
When I was in first grade and told how HUGE the stars were and how far apart, I couldn't figure out how all that could get into my little eye.
When I was about 3, my parents took me to a museum. There was a display that consisted of a small alcove with a large model of the Moon suspended in it. The walls of the alcove were pitch-black and dotted with stars. Dad asked me if I wanted to touch the Moon and feel the craters. I was really excited, until he lifted me over the railing so I could reach the model. I looked down and saw more blackness and stars, and concluded that I was being dangled over empty space. I freaked out, pleading with Dad to not drop me into outer space!
As a child, I thought that the sun was a 'big ball of fire'.
I wondered why the 'fire' wouldn't go out permanently when the sun 'fell' into the sea every evening.
And if the sun DID fall into the sea, why was the sea not the source of fried fish ?
This belief came from living on the sea front :)
When I was a little girl I used to get very excited at dusk. The reason for this was that the stars started to come out and begin to "twinkle". It was only until I was older that I realised the "twinkling" sound I thought the stars were making was actually the sounds of crickets in our garden.
I used to believe that at the end of the universe was a big plywood wall.
I used to belief that the sky can be touched by anyone
When we used to go out in the car at night i would look up at the moon and wonder why we never left it behind. I figured out that there was a man in the moon driving it and following us.
Now my mum had previously told me that the moon was made out of cheese, so i obviously came to the conclusion that he ate the cheese to stay alive which is why the moon has holes in it..........i still believe there is a man in the moon to this very day, i mean how else would you explain it?? ;)
When I was little I thought that the stars were the light of heaven shining through rips in the sky (think the fabric of night). When the pieces of fabric from the rips fell to earth they became violets. Good violets became amythests when the died. What's the difference between a good violet and a bad violet? Beats me.
I used to believe that the moon was actually America. My mum told me it was a long way away and you had to get a plane there, which went stright up!
I thought the moon was a beach ball hung up in the sky by a cup hook, and that when my father came home from the Army (World War II) he would climb up a ladder and unhook it so I could play with it. I was incensed at my mother for laughing at me when I informed her that Daddy would get the moon down for me when he came home.
my sister told me that when the moon was waning that neant the air was eating the moon. i never could figure how the moon became whole again.
When I first tried to visualise the infinity of the universe my imagination insisted on a limit. My mind insisted on conjuring up an image of the universe contained in a vast cylinder of newspaper! Outside the newspaper was plain white light but I got dizzy when I tried to imagine where that went to.
When I was about 8yrs old, my family and I were walking home one night when my mom noticed a shooting star.I was terrified to look up at the sky fearing that one would
fall on me!I was about 16 when I saw my first shooting star and now I search for them constantly.
As a very little kid I remember being taken to the planetarium to watch some film about the solar system. The narrarator gave the specific distance between Earth and various other planets. I was outraged because they were obviously making this all up. The only way to record distance was by looking at the mileage numbers on a car's dashboard as you drove. I was smart enough to know you couldn't drive to Mars!
When I was about 4 and I saw the clouds moving sideways, I thought that Earth was moving closer to the Sun
When I was a kid, I somehow got it in my head that humans inhabited both Earth and Jupiter. The image in my mind was that the people of Jupiter were just like us, except that their world leaders sat at a long formal table and talked to Earth via televisions. I was very dissapointed when I learned the truth, and realized I would never be able to visit Jupiter.
I believed that if you shone a flashlight at the sun for eight minutes, that the sun would blow up and all life on earth would be extinguished.
When I was 3 or 4, my dad told me that it was cold on Mars. Being an impressionable child, I assumed that Mars was the outermost planet in the solar system. Fortunately, an early obsession with outer space fixed that when I was 6 or 7.
I used to believe we lived on the INSIDE of the earth instead of on top of it because I would hear them say "The astronauts broke through the crust of the earth" and I was amazed they could get through all that dirt.